Our Mission is to bridge the gaps to successful reintegration for individual affected by the criminal justice system with; direct resources, entrepreneurship development and housing.
The vision was born in 2002! It wasn't until 2009 when God aligned Teresa Ervin with women who had the same vision and would assist her with bringing it to fruition that she surrendered to the vision.
• April 2010 - We begin to work with Kairos Prison International Ministries, Second Chance Society, Dismas Charities and Prison Fellowship
• February 2013 – Hope City Center Inc., became a 501 (c) 3 faith based non-profit organization
• We have assisted men and women from five Correctional Institution in South and Central Florida
• Currently, we are providing services in Mississippi including: Choctaw, Winston and Attala Counties. Like our “NEW” Facebook page at: Hope City Center Inc.
A history of incarceration creates collateral consequences and barriers for ex-offenders. The benefits of successful reintegration and increased economic stability from productive employment extend directly to the children and immediate families of program participants.
This creates healthier neighborhoods, schools, and communities, in addition to decreasing the burden on social welfare, justice, and correctional programs. Our expectation is for our graduates to transition from being a tax burden to being a taxpayer and a contributing member of their respective communities
The US imprisons more of its population than any other country (and profits off it): “Some may say that jailing people over their debts makes poverty into a crime. Well if that’s true, maybe we should just cut out the middle man and put all poor people in jail. Of course, this will require new prison facilities, which we can build using people who can’t pay their prison fees. Not as workers, as the bricks.” ~Stephen Colbert
The Hope City Center’s method is a multidisciplinary approach; per/post-release workshops; direct resources, mentorship/coaching and advocacy. There are emphasis on addictions, intra-personal cognitive workshops, domestic abuse, parenting/reunification and education